In a disappointing move, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will not have a game official in the Hall of Fame for its centennial celebration, despite having relaxed its rules for one year only. Art McNally, 94, a former referee and the head of officiating in the NFL from 1968 to
The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials' union. Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron determines the assignments by placing officials in
Here are the kickoff times and dates for the NFL 2019–20 postseason games. All times are Eastern. Referee assignments will be posted when available. Wild Card Playoffs CREWS | COVERAGE Saturday, Jan. 4 ₅Bills at ₄Texans, 4:35 p.m. ESPN ABC -- Tony Corrente ₆Titans at ₃Patriots, 8:15 p.m. CBS -- John Hussey Sunday, Jan. 5 ₆Vikings at
Three players are suspended and both teams have been fined a half-million dollars in total after a freakishly violent end to the Thursday night game between the Steelers and Browns. The announcement came about 12 hours after the game went final, which is faster than any punishment in recent memory. Browns
The NFL is now accepting applicants for a new position to lead training and development initiatives for its current officials. The position was created as a result of a provision in the collective bargaining agreement signed last month with the officiating union, which reportedly was to be a vice-president level position.